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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:50:40 GMT2017-09-19T18:50:40Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo President Joseph Kabila declared Tuesday that "justice must be done" as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a year of fighting among government troops and militias....



Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:27:22 GMT2017-09-19T17:27:22Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary said Tuesday, as ruling party supporters protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal....



UN calls on Congo to protect refugees after deadly shooting

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:12:11 GMT2017-09-19T16:12:11Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child....



Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:10:23 GMT2017-09-19T11:10:23Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time....



Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:28:51 GMT2017-09-19T10:28:51Z

RENK, South Sudan (AP) -- "They told us we'd only be here for six days, and that was six years ago," Ramadan Wani says....



UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:04:20 GMT2017-09-18T21:04:20Z

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province....



Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:14:23 GMT2017-09-18T17:14:23Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life....